Utility Worker

  • 005227

SUMMARY: Under close supervision, performs a variety of entry level manual labor in routine water distribution and wastewater collection systems maintenance, streets, infrastructure or canal maintenance; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Digs and backfills trenches, assists in installing water service lines and mains; assists in installing wastewater collection systems services, mains, manholes, etc.
  2. Clears and cleans job sites of debris and restores site to original condition.
  3. Assists trained mechanics in testing, cleaning, repairing, and installing utility systems and appurtenances.
  4. Repair potholes, sets forms for curb and gutter work; assists cement finishers.
  5. Helps maintain stormwater, canal and drainage system.
  6. Supports and actively participates in the City’s safety programs.
  7. Operates small trucks and job related equipment and tools such as air compressors, paving breakers, compactors, cement mixers, and pipe saws.
  8. Drives pick-up truck and transports workers and materials to worksite.
  9. Maintains and assists other crewmembers with cleaning vehicles, hand and power tools.
  10. Assists in the assembly and erection of traffic signals, work site protection signs and markers and acts as flagman as necessary.
  • Knowledge of machinery, equipment and tools necessary for the maintenance of public utilities.
  • Knowledge of basic construction practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of common hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in operating and working around traffic and moving equipment.
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing safety hazards.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighth grade education and possession of a valid Florida driver’s license, and Commercial Driver’s License, Class B may be required based upon assignment.

Last Revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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